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HYDRAULIC BENCH

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This is a self contained water recirculating unit provided with a Sump Tank, Centrifugal Pump and Top Tray to keep the experimental set-up. The water drained from the experimental set-up is collected in this Tray and is returned to the Sump Tank directly or through Measuring Tank. Specifications 1. Tray Size : 1500mm x 1200mm x 125mm. Ht (approx.) 2. Measuring Tank : 30 ltrs. Capacity. (approx.) 3. Sump Tank : 130 ltrs. Capacity. (approx.) 4. Centrifugal Pump : HP, 230V, Single Phase, A.C. 5. Necessary piping, valves, fittings & stop watch are provided with this set-up. 6. Material used for fabrication of this table, top tray and tank is M.S. 7. Top Tray, Sump Tank and Measuring Tank are lined with fiberglass lining from inside for rust prevention. 8. The unit is power coated from outside for better appearance. Following experiments can be carried out with common Mini Hydraulic Bench by using respective Experimental Set-Ups, one by one. 1. 2. 3. 4. Impact of Jet Apparatus. Venturimeter & Orificemeter Apparatus. Pipe Friction Apparatus. Orifice & Mouthpiece Apparatus. 5. 6. 7. 8. Bernoullis Theorem Apparatus. Losses in Pipes Apparatus. Free & Forced Vortex Flow Apparatus. Notch Apparatus.

1. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP : IMPACT OF JET APPARATUS. By measuring the force exerted directly on the plates by a water jet, it allows students to study experimentally/theoretically jet impact problem. Specifications * Nozzle Diameter : 10mm. (approx.) * Test Plates : (a) Flat Plate, (b) Hemispherical Plate ( One of these can be fitted on weigh beam.) * Weigh Beam : Consisting of a pivot point, level adjuster, jockey weight, scale etc. for jet force measurement. * Water Flow : 20 To 30 Ltrs/min. can be adjusted manually by a valve provided on the Bench. * Complete assembly is mounted on four base supports rigidly. * The model is completely transparent so that visual observations can be made. * The apparatus will be painted with good quality anticorrosive paint. * The Apparatus is to be connected to the Hydraulic Bench by using flexible pipes.

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2. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP : VENTURIMETER & ORIFICEMETER APPARATUS. It demonstrates principle of Venturimeter and Orificemeter. The Venturimeter and Orificemeter are connected in parallel and any one can be put in operation by operating valves provided on delivery side. Manometer is provided for the test pieces. Specifications * Orificemeter suitable for 25mm. Dia. Piping. (Acrylic material) * Venturimeter suitable for 25mm. Dia. Piping (Acrylic material). * Suitable manometer for the set up will be provided. * Gate Valves provided on delivery side enables to use one sample at a time. * Connections of test set-up with Hydraulic Bench is to be made by flexible piping. 3. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP : PIPE FRICTION APPARATUS. The Set-Up consists of pipes with different materials like GI, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Copper, connected in parallel. A manometer board is provided to measure loss in the pipes. The valves provided on delivery side enable us to use one pipe at a time for testing. Tappings will be provided on the pipe to draw hydraulic grade line. Specifications * Pipe material : & Dia. GI & MS pipe. Pipe Test Length : 1m. * Pressure tappings for measuring pressure loss and to plot hydraulic grade lines. * Piezometers with function box are provided for measuring friction loss in all the pipes. * Suitable piping and valves on delivery side are provided. * Sturdy support stand for mounting the set-up on the bench is provided. * Connection for inlet is made by flexible piping from Hydraulic Bench. * Flow rates can be varied by valve provided on the bench or by valves provided on the set-up. 4. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP : ORIFICE & MOUTHPIECE APPARATUS. It consists of M.S.Tank mounted on a stand provided with inlet supply diffuser, overflow outlet, gauge glass and provision for orifice or mouthpiece fitting at the same position. Specifications * M.S.Tank with arrangement to vary head and keep it constant at desired level. * Arrangement for fitting of Orifices and Mouthpieces at the same place. * Gauge arrangement for measuring X-Y co-ordinates of jet. * Device for measuring diameter of jet. * Set of Orifices : 10mm Dia. Orifice, 15mm. Dia. Orifice. * Set of mouthpieces i) 10mm. Dia. Mouthpiece .. (L/D = 2.5) ii)10mm. Dia. Mouthpiece (L/D = 4) iii) 10mm. Dia mouthpiece (L/D = 1) * The set-up is to be connected to Hydraulic Bench by flexible pipes. * The exterior of the tank is powder coated and the interior is lined with F.R.P.

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5. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP : BERNOULLIS THEOREM APPARATUS. The apparatus consists of a transparent flow section connected to two tanks. The piezometer tubes are fitted on the flow section to plot hydraulic grade line and total energy line. Specifications * M.S.Tank : 2 Nos. of suitable size on upstream and downstream side of flow. * Flow Section : Completely transparent which converges for small length at the beginning and then diverges for remaining length. * 7 Piezometer tubes fitted on the flow section to plot Hydraulic Grade line. * The supply and discharge connections are to be made from hydraulic bench by flexible piping. * Flow rates can be varied by using valves provided on hydraulic bench. * M.S.Tanks are powder coated from outside and F.R.P. lining is given from inside. 6. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP : LOSSES IN PIPES. The apparatus incorporates small bore conventional piping and a number of pipe fitting such as large Bend, Elbow, Sudden Expansion, Sudden Contraction. A manometer alongside the pipe work enables to measure pressure differences. The valves are provided in the circuit to purge out all the air in the system initially. Specifications * Complete piping is done in 15mm dia. And 25mm. Dia. Pipe sizes. * Components incorporated : a) Large Bends. b) Small Bends (Elbow). c) Sudden Expansion. d) Sudden Contraction. * Manometer is mounted along side the test set-up under study on the Bench itself. * Supply and delivery are to be directed to the Hydraulic Bench by flexible piping. 7. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP : STUDY OF FREE & FORCED VORTEX FLOW. It consists of a transparent cylindrical vessel which can be rotated by a variable speed motor. In this vessel by using variac and a perforated cylinder suitably, free and forced vortices can be formed. An upper probe can be traversed horizontally and vertically across full diameter of the vessel, so that water surface profile can be measured in case of forced vortex. Both axes contain graduations so that exact position of the probe is known. The vessel will be mounted on suitable rotating platform with bottom drain arrangement for the vessel. The unit requires continuous water supply of 8 ltr./min. This can be mounted on the tray of Hydraulic Bench.

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5. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP : NOTCH APPARATUS. The apparatus consists of a M.S. flow section with bottom supports. A Point Gauge is provided to measure the head over the Notch plates. Specifications * M.S. flow Channel: 1000 x 180 x 200mm size on with bottom support, baffle section etc. * Notch Plates : V Notch, Rectangular Notch & Trapezoidal Notch. Made from Brass. ** Services Required : 1. Stabilised 230 VAC Power Supply with 5 Amps socket. 02.Mercury 0.5 Kg for Manometer.